The Perfect Horse: The Daring Rescue of Horses Kidnapped During World War II

The Perfect Horse: The Daring Rescue of Horses Kidnapped During World War II

by Elizabeth Letts

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Overview

In this inspiring young readers' adaptation of Elizabeth Letts's New York Times bestseller, one American troop will save the world's most precious horses during the final stretch of World War II.

When a small troop of American soldiers capture a German spy, they uncover an unexpected secret: Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czechoslovakian breeding farm. But starving Russian troops are drawing closer, and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. With little time to spare, Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. 

In this thrilling young readers' edition of her New York Times bestselling book, Elizabeth Letts details the terrifying truth of Hitler's eugenics program during World War II and shares the story of the courageous American troop dedicated to stopping it.

Highlighting bravery in the face of incredible odds, this tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age.

"Spellbinding...a must-read." —Booklist, starred review

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525644743
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 213,753
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion as well as two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning. A competitive equestrian in her youth, Letts rode for California in the North American Junior Three-Day Eventing Championships. She currently lives in Southern California. Find her online at elizabethletts.com or on Twitter @ElizabethLetts

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